Month: October 2016

3 Warning Signs That Can Tip You Off To Gum Disease

Gum disease can really threaten your oral health, but because it is asymptomatic (not painful) you might overlook it, or overlook its significance. What you need to recognize is that unaddressed poor periodontal health can lead to severe complications later in life. Those problems include damage to periodontal and bone tissues, as well as tooth… Read more »

Quiz: How Your Periodontist Can Address Serious Tooth Loss

The loss of multiple teeth – or total tooth loss – can be a frustrating, embarrassing development. Even with dentures to replace a lost row of teeth, there can be annoyances and complications. What you should know is that your periodontist can help improve your situations by providing dental implants to support prosthetics. While implants… Read more »

Recognizing A Receding Gum Line

How your smile looks can change over time. In some cases, these changes can be signifiers of oral health troubles. You may notice that your teeth seem to look longer, or seem exposed. This will happen if your gum line recedes. A recession of your periodontal tissue can be an indicator of gum disease. When… Read more »

Taking Extra Steps To Prepare You For A Dental Implant

You will not be able to receive a dental implant until your periodontist has studied the area where it will be placed, and determined you are a good candidate. Those patients who do not have any potentially disruptive issues will have their procedures planned, and can arrange to come in to receive their implant. However,… Read more »

Take Part In National Bison Day At Lubbock Lake Landmark

On Saturday, November 5, you and your family can enjoy a day of education, activity, and fun by attending National Bison Day at Lubbock Lake Landmark. During National Bison Day, the park will have several themed activities open to visitors. These activities will create a fun, educational experience that will help you learn more about… Read more »

Surgical Work From Your Periodontist

Some advanced oral health problems can call for more intensive care than others. This can be due to the severity of the issue, but it can also relate to the source of the issue. For instance, a problem that calls for work to be performed below your gum line can demand more invasive work. Your… Read more »

Support For Your Replacement Tooth With A Dental Implant

Using a dental implant to provide support for a single lost tooth can offer excellent stability. In fact, because the implant acts as an artificial tooth root, you are giving your prosthetic a comparable support to what natural teeth enjoy from their roots. Your implant will be inserted in your jawbone, and because it is… Read more »